“Romantic style” and Joachim Lelevel’s Comparative Studies. Reconnaissance Cover Image

„Styl romantyczny” a komparatystyka Joachima Lelewela. Rekonesans
“Romantic style” and Joachim Lelevel’s Comparative Studies. Reconnaissance

Author(s): Danuta Zawadzka
Subject(s): Cultural history, Sociology of Culture, Theory of Literature
Published by: Towarzystwo Literackie im. Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Joachim Lelewel; Romanticism; parallel; historiography; 19th-century literature;

Summary/Abstract: The article is meant as an introduction to Joachim Lelevel’s comparative studies (and other comparative works appearing in an entourage of this historian) and their relation to “the romantic style” (of, for example, Adam Mickiewicz) based on the poetics of parallel (analogy, antinomy). The author presents Lelevel’s comparative studies, usually unknown to Polish scholars. She poses questions about the origins of the heyday of comparative thinking (in historiography and literature) at the beginning of the nineteenth century and she seeks to identify the most important functions of this method of cognition, thinking and writing in selected Lelevel’s texts.

  • Issue Year: XLIX/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 417-433
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish